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How many NCs would JFF have won had he played for LSU, Bama, UF, UGA - mattz1122
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Ben Tate mad at Texans fans - mattz1122
He obviously doesn't give a frick because he'll be out of town after the season with a big new contract. [quote]Running back Ben Tate had some tough words for Texans fans. [b]They booed so loudly during the 28-23 loss at Reliant Stadium that the Texans had to go to a silent-count on offense[/...


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USC willing to pay its next head football coach $6 million per year - mattz1122
[quote]Undoubtedly, the hire that AD Pat Haden and the school make will be attached to that buzzword and the idea of returning the program to the Carroll heights -- without all the messy NCAA entanglements, of course. How serious are the Trojans? One industry source told me this week that USC is ...


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LSU is 8 points away from being a 1-loss team - mattz1122
And going to the Sugar. LSU was a couple stops away from being a 1-loss team in 2012. LSU was a couple TDs and a couple extra points away from being undefeated in 2010. LSU was two FGs away from going 11-2 in 2009. LSU was a BS PI call away from going 12-1 and winning the NC in 2006. ...


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Did New Orleans ever come close to landing an MLB team in the past? - mattz1122
I find it somewhat surprising that the city has never had a team given how big it was (compared with other cities in the past) and how long MLB has been around. MLB first moved southward in 1961 when Houston got the Astros and the Braves moved to Atlanta in 1966. New Orleans got the Saints in 1967 a...


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Where is it now: chicagodroppings.com - mattz1122
It used to be that when you searched for things related to this site on Google, certain threads came up as they were when the last post was made, but under the chicagodroppings.com domain. It was like an alternate universe. I saw the site is now valued at $27. Anyone want to jump on this? It wor...


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Which of these NBA teams will win a championship first? - mattz1122
These teams have never won a championship (years in league in parenthesis): Suns (45) Cavs (43) Clippers (43) Jazz (39) Nuggets (37) Nets (37) Pacers (37) Pelicans (25) Magic (24) T-Wolves (24) Grizzlies (18) Raptors (18) Bobcats (9) Almost half the league hasn't won a championship...


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Donna Brazile giving LSU love on CNN - mattz1122
Saying that LSU is going to take down Bama. Another alum repping the P&G :geauxtigers: :usa:...


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Remembering Pat Summerall's Wonderful Murder, She Wrote Read - mattz1122
[quote]While reading the tease for CBS's Sunday night programming, Summerall had a running game to see how long he could pause between "Murder" and "She Wrote." And when there was a movie on after that? Just watch.[/quote] http://deadspin.com/remembering-pat-summeralls-wonderful-murder-she-wrot...


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Die in a plane crash over the ocean or slowly of cancer? - mattz1122
Which would you rather? :confused:...


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For solid entertainment on a Sun. night / Mon. morning - mattz1122
Check out these links after SNF: [link=(http://houston.cbslocal.com/station/sportsradio-610/)]SportsRadio610[/link] -- home of the Texans and Josh Innes [link=(http://www.sports790.com/main.html)]Sports Talk 790[/link] [link=(http://www.ysr1560.com/)]Yahoo Sports Radio 1560[/link] [link=(htt...


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Rank these coaches - mattz1122
Mike DuBose Dennis Franchione Mike Shula Bill Curry Ray Perkins ...


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Should U of Miami rename its baseball stadium? - mattz1122
[img]http://l.yimg.com/bt/api/res/1.2/qaFBA8s0DayX7n28lUqJhQ--/YXBwaWQ9eW5ld3M7cT04NTt3PTYzMA--/http://l.yimg.com/os/publish-images/sports/2013-08-06/e029a760-d20c-4af9-9b0c-c3676be041b5_park.jpg[/img] [quote]Rodriguez, who was recruited to Miami (for baseball and football) but never played the...


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Xander Bogaerts has made five starts at 3B - mattz1122
[quote]The Red Sox are clearly considering promoting the top shortstop prospect to play third base for them down the stretch. Bogaerts, 20, is batting .296/.395/.492 with 14 home runs, 59 RBI and seven stolen bases in 96 games this year between Double-A and Triple-A. He'd have immediate mixed-league...


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Astros have eight prospects in Mayo's updated Top 100 list - mattz1122
Tied with the Red Sox for the most prospects on the list, but Mayo awarded the Astros with the most prospect points, 435 to the Twins' 397, the Cubs' 336, and the Red Sox's 330. FWIW, the Astros had five prospects in Law's recently updated Top 50. Carlos Correa (9) Jonathan Singleton (22) Ge...


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Rockets "clear winners" of NBA offseason - mattz1122
According to Zach Lowe. Duh. [quote][b]Houston Rockets[/b] Over the last two years, Dwight Howard has embarrassed himself. He has become known for almost unbelievable indecision, excessive flatulence, and his fascination with candy. On the court, he wasn't nearly himself for the bulk of las...


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CSN Houston's future is in jeopardy? - mattz1122
[quote]When the Rockets and Astros finished a deal to launch a regional sports network late in 2010, it was hailed as a great development for the two teams. Both could parlay the exclusive coverage into big contracts with distributors, and, at least according to estimates based on deals across the c...


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Rangers involved in trade talks for the Astros' Bud Norris - mattz1122
[quote]Jeff Passan of Yahoo! Sports reports that the Rangers are involved in trade talks for the Astros' Bud Norris. The Rangers are currently engaged in talks for Cubs' right-hander Matt Garza, but they could turn to Norris if a satisfactory deal isn't reached. Passan hears that the Pirates, Dod...


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Looks like Erasmo will be getting the call - mattz1122
[quote]Erasmo Ramirez is expected to be recalled to start on Thursday against the Red Sox. Manager Eric Wedge only said Monday that it would be someone from Triple-A Tacoma, but it's fully expected to be Ramirez. The righty got a late start to the season due to a triceps injury, but he's put up a...


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Hosmer hit a HR tonight - mattz1122
His second on the year. First came on May 9. Currently his fly ball rate is 18.6%, third worst in baseball. Only Everth Cabrera and Ben Revere are worse. Elvis Andrus and Juan Pierre are better. So when will he hit No. 3? Predictions? ...


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Voices you closley associate with each sport - mattz1122
I was watching/listening to the Dodgers game with Vin Scully on the call and it was like music to my ears. I'm too young to remember him as the lead play-by-play man for NBC, but I know he definitely deserves the distinction as the voice of baseball. It got me thinking, who is "the voice" of each sp...


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Olbermann joins TBS to host MLB Studio Show - mattz1122
[quote]Former “SportsCenter” anchor and cable news host Keith Olbermann has found a new home — Turner Sports. Olbermann will serve as a studio host for Major League Baseball coverage on TBS during the 2013 postseason, Turner Sports announced Wednesday. He replaces Matt Winer, who hosted studio co...


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Your city's sports Mt. Rushmore - mattz1122
The guys (athletes, coaches or owners) who you and outsiders most commonly associate with your favorite sports city. Houston: Hakeem Olajuwon Earl Campbell Nolan Ryan Guy Lewis Guys who missed the cut: Jeff Bagwell Craig Biggio Mike Scott Clyde Drexler Warren Moon Bruce Matt...


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Lawyer: Van der Sloot getting married in Peru - mattz1122
Bitches love guys who can snap and kill them at any moment. [quote]LIMA, Peru (AP) — Convicted Dutch murderer Joran van der Sloot is planning nuptials with a Peruvian woman in the prison where he's serving a 28-year sentence. His attorney Maximo Altez tells The Associated Press they are awai...


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Underrated NBA teams through history (that didn't win a title) - mattz1122
What are some great, non-title winning teams from NBA past about which most people have forgotten? Here's one: the 1987-88 Dallas Mavericks. Their 53-29 record wasn't amazing, but they had an elite, uptempo offense with Mark Aquirre and Rolando Blackman on the wings and Derek Harper running the p...


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Should the Thunder have traded Harden? - mattz1122
Simmons has been critical of the Harden trade and yet again explained why in Part 3 of his NBA Trade Value column. [quote]Think about where the Rockets were in October, when they were headed for 30 wins and looking at another season of "Don't worry, everyone, we have cap space and picks and as...


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The mystery of the Texas Killing Fields - mattz1122
I stumbled upon these articles after hearing about the Texas Killing Fields and other mysterious cases from the marshy area between Houston and Galveston. Chilling stuff. [quote]Since the 1970s, more than 30 young women have mysteriously disappeared or been found murdered along Texas’ Interstate ...


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US Suicide Rate Rose Sharply Among Middle-Aged - mattz1122
[quote] The suicide rate among middle-aged Americans climbed a startling 28 percent in a decade, a period that included the recession and the mortgage crisis, the government reported Thursday. The trend was most pronounced among white men and women in that age group. Their suicide rate jumped 40 ...


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Would you put Albert Belle in the Hall? - mattz1122
Obviously he doesn't have much of a shot in the near future because he loathed the media and the media loathed him. He was nuts and by all accounts still is. Nobody really likes the guy. He only recently participated in an activity relating to the Indians for the first time since he left them for th...


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Piazza, former catcher, rehearsing for ballet role - mattz1122
[quote]MIAMI BEACH, Florida (AP) -- Mike Piazza knows that some people think it's funny for a baseball player to take up ballet, but the former catcher hopes to turn whoever is jeering him now into dance fans when he takes the stage with Miami City Ballet next month. ''You gotta sometimes have th...


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